KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brasserie Thiriez - Etoile du Nord 5.5% bottle at Cave a Bulle. I heard this is a historically significant beer in France as it was the first truly hoppy beer and is a saison at that. A golden brass color with a huge thick fluffy head. Yeasty hay, flour, spices & mild hoppiness in the nose. The taste is bready, saison spices and herbal hops.
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at MLF. Light, hoppy, lemon, bit yeasty. Easy drinking, quite refreshing but maybe lacking something.
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rehille, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with a slight spicy sour citrus fruit flavour, peppery hop notes followed by floral lemon and herbs on the dry, bitter finish.
HerrBierkoenig (1152) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 0,33l bottle, Pours deep cloudy golden liquid, small white frothy head, Aroma: very aromatic, floral, litchi, yeasty, spicy, grapes, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, floral, litchi, grapes, Palate: light body, creamy mouthfeel, average to lively carbonation, long fruity spicy finish, Overall: perfect, enjoyed.
rusos (594) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Yellow with white head. Aroma wine, fruity, belgian yeast. Taste quite bitter, but pleasantly, fruity, some alcohol. Very drinkable. Good.
Cuso (7774) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange golden colored beer. Malty aroma with grain, yeast. Malty taste, floral notes, spices yeast. Good.
Gurthnar (4986) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Flowery grassy hoppy flavour. Easily drinkable, lasting hoppy finish. *some additional characters*
nota (47) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle: cloudy with a chocolate-colored yeast that sits atop wonderful, silky foam. A doughy and slightly bitter, but pleasant, aroma. Lightly sweet to begin with followed by medium bitterness and ending in some astringency.
Tim Webb (350) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft in various estaminets around French Flanders and 75 cl bottles brought back from Produits du Nord in Cassel to home. This has become a world classic beer. In a world overwhelmed with yet another hoppy pale ale that is trying to be American, this one manages a perfect balance of hopping against a just right malt body. I can only assume that the lower rates are suffering from poor cold chains and distribution abroad. This is a marvellous beer.
s_r (129) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Robe orangée avec un fine mousse qui disparait vite. Au nez c’est houblonné, et dès la première gorgée, l’amertume est vive. Un peu trop d’ailleurs, masquant les autres saveurs que la bière pouvait offrir.